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# Workers with master’s degrees usually hold more

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Workers with master’s degrees usually hold more senior management positions and earn higher salaries than do workers without master’s degrees, even when those with master’s degrees have the same amount of experience as, or even less experience than, those without. A recent Economics Today editorial claims that seniority and pay scales should be determined on the basis of experience, not qualifications. However, this claim is baseless. Master’s students often undergo up to fifteen months of hands-on project work, and this period of internship should count as experience.

Which of the following, if true, weakens the author’s argument?

(A)There is often little difference between the nature of the work done during internship and that of the work done by salaried employees.
(C)During the period of internship, students can earn salaries comparable to the ones earned by managers without master’s degrees.
(D)Student interns are often assigned to administrative tasks such as accounting and record-keeping that do not give them any substantial exposure to product development or management.
(E)Most of the companies where students do their project work offer full-time management positions to the students after they complete their internships.
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10 Oct 2018, 09:50
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Workers with master’s degrees usually hold more senior management positions and earn higher salaries than do workers without master’s degrees, even when those with master’s degrees have the same amount of experience as, or even less experience than, those without. A recent Economics Today editorial claims that seniority and pay scales should be determined on the basis of experience, not qualifications. However, this claim is baseless. Master’s students often undergo up to fifteen months of hands-on project work, and this period of internship should count as experience.

Which of the following, if true, weakens the author’s argument?

(A)There is often little difference between the nature of the work done during internship and that of the work done by salaried employees.
(C)During the period of internship, students can earn salaries comparable to the ones earned by managers without master’s degrees.
(D)Student interns are often assigned to administrative tasks such as accounting and record-keeping that do not give them any substantial exposure to product development or management.
(E)Most of the companies where students do their project work offer full-time management positions to the students after they complete their internships.

The conclusion is arguing that the experience earned while on internship is valuable and as a result justify that Master's students usually hold more senior positions.

We need to weaken that conclusion by showing that it is not truly valuable.

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Probus wrote:
Workers with master’s degrees usually hold more senior management positions and earn higher salaries than do workers without master’s degrees, even when those with master’s degrees have the same amount of experience as, or even less experience than, those without. A recent Economics Today editorial claims that seniority and pay scales should be determined on the basis of experience, not qualifications. However, this claim is baseless. Master’s students often undergo up to fifteen months of hands-on project work, and this period of internship should count as experience.
Which of the following, if true, weakens the author’s argument?

(A)There is often little difference between the nature of the work done during internship and that of the work done by salaried employees.
(C)During the period of internship, students can earn salaries comparable to the ones earned by managers without master’s degrees.
(D)Student interns are often assigned to administrative tasks such as accounting and record-keeping that do not give them any substantial exposure to product development or management.
(E)Most of the companies where students do their project work offer full-time management positions to the students after they complete their internships.

Decode the highlighted part = Period of Internship is not counted as Work experience.

(D) clearly goes according to our Prethinking, bringing out the exact reason, hence answer must be (D), highlighted in Red reasons for eliminating other options....
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